06/09/2011 12:09 pm ET Updated Aug 09, 2011

Joel Cotton, 3-Year-Old San Jose Earthquakes Fan, Recites Entire Team's Roster From Memory (VIDEO)

Major League Soccer, or MLS, is seen by most fans as a second-tier sports league in the American sports hierarchy, beneath the likes of the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL.

Just don't tell that to three-year-old Joel Cotton, a diehard fan of the league's San Jose Earthquakes.

Showing memorization skills that would put most adult fans to shame, young Joel recites the entire San Jose roster from memory in order of uniform number.

Most impressive? He nails No. 23, Anthony Ampaipitakwong.